All persons desiring to clear a site by demolishing or removing the existing structure shall apply for a site clearing permit and comply with all the conditions of this section.
   (A)   Application. Application shall be filed with the Clerk-Treasurer and referred to the Building Commissioner and Site Committee and contain the following information:
      (1)   Name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of the legal owner(s) of the property;
      (2)   Legal description of the property;
      (3)   Copy of the recorded deed for the property;
      (4)   The name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of all contractors involved in site clearing;
      (5)   Certificate of insurance of each of the contractors involved in site clearing demonstrating minimum insurance coverage as follows:
Type of Coverage
General liability
$1,000,000 per occurrence
Automobile liability
$100,000 per person
Comprehensive Form
Bodily injury liability
$100,000 per person
Bodily injury liability
$250,000 per occurrence
Property Liability
$50,000 per occurrence
      (6)   A street inventory of the type described in § 155.056(B)(8) including the designation of a route for material suppliers and contractors from the town limits to the job site as provided in the section;
      (7)   A $10,000 cash or performance bond that guarantees restoration of the site in compliance with the standards set forth in this section, and that additionally guarantees the restoration of town streets to the condition described in the street inventory; and
      (8)   Non-refundable $100 permit fee, which may be amended from time to time by the Town Council,.
   (B)   Site clearing standards.
      (1)   All structures not incorporated into an approved plan for new improvements on the site shall be removed. STRUCTURES, as that term is used in this section, means all buildings, foundations, walls, basements, floors, steps, all slabs including any asphalt or concrete slabs used as pullovers or driveways on or near any street, curbs, sidewalks, fences, septic tanks, wells, trash and debris, concrete, steel or wood pilings, wire steel reinforcing rods or any other material that is not of natural setting.
      (2)   All excavated areas shall be filled with clean fill (sand or dirt). This material should be placed so it is a minimum of 6 inches above the original ground level to allow for settlement. The final site shall be left at or near the contour of the setting and seeded with grass or other ground cover plants. (Example: the site shall contour the side of a hill if excavation occurs on the side of a hill).
      (3)   All underground utilities shall be removed and capped in a manner to comply with state and federal regulations. Contractor shall remove and fill any septic tank or well hole. The contractor shall be responsible for the notification of the appropriate utility company for disconnection or removal of the utility.
      (4)   Contractor shall provide, erect and maintain barricades, lights, danger signals and warning signs, and take all necessary precautions for the protection of the work and safety of the public. The contractor should also provide, erect and maintain sufficient approved detour signs (if applicable) at road closures and along detour routes and illuminate barricades and obstructions at night keeping safety lights burning from sunset to sunrise. All barricades and signs shall be in accordance with Article VI, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard D6.1, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control for Streets and Highways.
      (5)   No trees, limbs or shrubs shall be cut, altered or removed by the contractor without first securing approval from the Building Commissioner. Trees to be removed shall be cut down, never knocked over using heavy equipment. Excepting stumps located within the footprint of an approved building, if stumps are to be removed they shall be removed using stump grinding equipment, axes and saws, never ripped out using heavy equipment. Proper pruning techniques shall be used; any torn or broken limbs shall be properly pruned.
      (6)   Under no circumstances will fires of any type be allowed.
      (7)   All required work shall be completed within 60 days after the issuance of required permits which period may be extended by the Building Commissioner upon written application explaining any delays and setting forth a timetable for completing the required work.
   (C)   Final inspection.
      (1)   A final inspection will be done upon notification by the permit holder that the site is ready for inspection.
      (2)   The site shall be inspected by the Building Commissioner and/or the Site Committee and if found to be satisfactory, upon presentation of a final street inventory release form prepared by a representative of the Street Department, the Building Commissioner and/or Site Committee shall direct the Clerk-Treasurer to release the cash or performance bond.
      (3)   In the event that the site is not restored to the satisfaction of the Building Commissioner and/or Site Committee, the cost of correcting any deficiencies may be charged to the cash or performance bond.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983; Am. Ord. 09-12, passed 11-16-2009; Am. Ord. 2014-04, passed - -)  Penalty, see § 155.999